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    Default The Canadian Pacific Golden Bomber Fund

    Hi,
    Amongst the bits in my collection I have an acknowledgment card from the "Canadian PAcific Golden Bomber Fund Committee", I've looked on Google and this was a scheme run by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company to collect old gold to try buy a modern bomber - I cant seem to find if they managed to reach their target and buy one, can anyone confirm if they did? and if so what type/serial as I'd be interested to find a little more about it.

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    Alistair

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    Not a bomber, but Spitfires BL258 and BS474 were named "Canadian Pacific".

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    G'day

    There were three Spitfires named Canadian Pacific 1 and one Spitfire named Canadian Pacific II. I am working on their histories and will post by the end of the week.

    Cheers...Chris

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    Thanks for the replies - the newspaper article I found said they were aiming to afford a bomber - I wonder if these Spitfires were as well as or instead of.

    Thanks again

    Alistair

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    Default CP Spits

    G'day

    Here is the gen on the four Canadian Pacific Spitfires.

    Cheers...Chris

    Spitfire Mk. IX, s/n BS474
    Canadian Pacific I
    No. 403 'Wolf' (F) Squadron
    KH-L

    Spitfire Mk. IX, s/n BS430
    Canadian Pacific I
    No. 402 'City of Winnipeg' (F) Squadron
    AE-N

    Spitfire Mk. Vb, s/n BL258
    Canadian Pacific I
    No. 401 'Ram' (F) Squadron

    Spitfire Mk. Vb, s/n EP288
    Canadian Pacific II
    No. 402 'City of Winnipeg' (F) Squadron

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